Spin detection and control in molecular nanomagnets at surfaces

Grant number: DP150103254 | Funding period: 2015 - 2019



One fact of computing life is that there's never enough storage. Storing information on single molecules would improve storage density by a factor of 10,000. A promising strategy is to arrange magnetic molecules on a surface, so that their spin can be accessed from one side in read/write operations. While much is known of magnetic molecules in crystals, their behaviour on a surface is still a puzzle. Using mathematical models and synchrotron experiments, the project will explore which combinations of molecules and surfaces exhibit the best magnetic behaviour. The expected results will be crucial for the development of a new generation of high-capacity and high-performing computers.

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